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"Stay away unless starving..."

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Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great technological abilities in the past;
A lot of smart people who were forced to leave or made right decision themselves and left
Huge potentials for advancements in leading technologies like Unix and Java

Cons

Imbecilic management, too afraid of making a decisions on themselves with bowing to a next in the chain of command
Paralyzed will to make any changes
Management is flying low and ducking at the first sign of a trouble
All valuable people left this rotten carcass a long time ago

Advice to Management

Step out and go sweeping the streets - this is the best you're able to do. Most of the managers left in the company after 2001-2003 layoffs are disgrace to the profession.

Other Employee Reviews for Sun Microsystems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Had to "evangelize" on campus about sun microsystems and while not doing that create mobile applications for Java."

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    Former Employee - Campus Ambasador/Mobile Java Developer in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Campus Ambasador/Mobile Java Developer in Champaign, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you a salary well worth your time and the environment is very friendly. They have some new and interesting technology they let you play around with.

    Cons

    Unfortunately as soon as Sun Microsystems got bought it our department was removed.

    Advice to Management

    They needed to focus more on technologies beside just consulting on Java software and all the other Java aspects. Sun used to be a great technology leader but bad marketing and business relations destroyed them (see Motorola).


  2. "don't judge the employees by Jonathan Schwarz"

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    Former Employee - Group Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Group Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some of the smartest people I've ever worked with
    great products
    positive work environment -- respect for all employees

    Cons

    financial performance over the past 10 years, thanks to mismanagement by CEO

    Advice to Management

    they should never have hired Jonathan Schwarz, and the board should have FIRED him before selling the company

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